Hop on board our purple Catacombs & Caracalla Circuit to discover the city's must-see landmarks, and the ancient Roman ruins of the Appian Way. This ticket also includes a guided tour of the San Sebastiano catacombs and a 1-hour cycle hire in Caffarella Park.
Catacombs & Caracalla Route - Exclusive to Big Bus Rome.
Our Catacombs & Caracalla Circuit (Purple Route) takes you south of the city to explore one of the world's most famous roads: the ancient Appian Way. You'll pass the catacombs of St. Callixtus, St. Sebastian and Domitilla, and the ruins of the Caracalla Baths, with the opportunity to hop off from any stop to explore at your leisure.
Catacombs Tour – Stop #5 (Purple Line) Catacombs of San Sebastiano
Take a guided tour of the Catacombs of San Sebastiano.
This ticket includes a guided tour of the Catacombs of San Sebastiano, a series of caves and tunnels used for worship and burials by pagans and early Christians. Along the way, your guide will point out notable features and rich decorations. Tours last 45 minutes and are available in English, German, Italian, French and Spanish. You're also entitled to a free coffee and bottle of water at the Catacombs bar after your tour. Please note that the Catacombs of San Sebastiano are closed every Sunday, and in December.
Caffarella Park Bike Hire - Stop #7 (Purple Line) Domine Quo Vadis
Enjoy a free 60-minute bike hire in Caffarella Park.
This ticket includes a free 60-minute bicycle hire from EcoBike. You can enjoy an hour cycling around the beautiful Caffarella Park, which is filled with interesting ancient ruins. To pick up your bike, show your ticket at the Centro Servizio Appia Antica - Via Appia Antica 58/60.
IMPORTANT: The Catacombs of San Sebastiano will be closed between 24 November – 25th December
The Catacombs of San Sebastiano will be closed between 24 November – 25th December
The Big Bus Rome sightseeing tour offers a recorded commentary in your choice of either English, Italian Spanish, French, German, Chinese Mandarin, Russian, Arabic and Portuguese. The commentary is available through complimentary earphones that you will receive when you board the bus.
Simply show your ticket to a Big Bus Tours staff member at one of our stops or aboard the bus. They'll issue you a receipt that you'll be able to use to hop on the bus throughout the validity of your ticket.
Which days do the tours operate?
Big Bus Tours Rome operates every day of the year. Occasionally severe weather and special event days could affect service.
All the tour tickets we sell on our website are open dated, meaning you can travel on any day within 6 months of purchase. If you purchase a ticket that offers validity for more than 24 hours, you must travel on consecutive days.
A child ticket is available for children between the ages of 5 - 15. Children under 5 may travel free of charge. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Yes, most of our buses are wheelchair accessible.
You're all set! Simply show your voucher(s) to any member of on-street staff who will scan the QR code and hand over your yellow Big Bus Tour tickets. Don't lose them, they're like gold (cash) and cannot be replaced.
Bus tour tickets are typically valid for six months up until the point of the ticket being scanned (redeemed) – then the clock starts ticking and you’ll need to enjoy your tour within the time purchased.
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